Auto mounting USB device works (sometimes)
lgrover at zoominternet.net
Fri Jul 1 12:38:27 UTC 2005
> I have recently been using my (USB) iPod shuffle to load podcasts.
> I have noticed that when my machine has recently been booted, it will
> auto mount my iPod shuffle to /media/iPod OK. However, when I try
> later, like the next day it will not mount the iPod. If I reboot the
> machine will do fine again until it has been on for some time like
> Has anyone else experienced this with a USB iPod shuffle or other USB device?
Yes, I've experienced the same thing with my iPod shuffle. You might
want to add your experiences to this bug report:
As I understand, there are at least three problems:
(1) Gnome-volume-manager crashes. Without gnome-volument-manager the
automounting and desktop icon creation fails. This happens frequently
on my laptop (an older iBook), but rarely on any of my desktops.
Simply restarting gnome-volume-manager will fix this (type the alt-f2
key combination, then enter gnome-volume manager in the "Run Program"
window which opens).
(2) Nothing crashes, the usb device gets auto-mounted correctly, but a
desktop icon is not created. This happens all the time on my laptop,
but almost never on my desktop. There is a separate bug report on this:
According to the bug report, there is a fix for this problem.
Hopefully, the fix makes in into the next release (breezy).
(3) Nothing crashes, but the usb device never auto-mounts. Fixing
this requires more information, see:
The debugging procedure to get this information is documented in the
bug report -- perhaps you could help to get the information which
might resolve this bug? I have been trying, but haven't been able to
make this bug surface when I am running the debugging procedure (this
last problem occurs very infrequently, at least on my systems).
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